I'm glad to have CD101 in town, but the fact of the matter is due to their past track record, I don't listen very often. In the station's early days they boasted that they broke Billy Pilgrim. "Who?" you are asking yourself. Exactly! My biggest complaint is that they seem to be a few steps behind. As pointed out earlier, they play the same stuff that other stations play and/or play music from 10 years ago. They don't take too many risks.
I don't know if it's indicative of the entire radio industry, but something that drives me CRAZY that CD101 (and, for that matter, other stations in town) does is play a song from a band like Local H or the Posies that was popular six or seven years ago rather than playing something from a recently released CD. I remember maybe 4 or 5 years ago hearing "Suddenly Mary" by the Posies which at that point was already 4 or so years old. The Posies had just released a new CD but CD101 didn't play anything from that one. Same deal with Local H ... you'll continue to hear the "Just don't get it, keep it copasetic" song even though they've released 2 CDs and an EP since then.
God love Curt Schieber and his musical knowledge. I can imagine myself being just like him when I get older -- still totally into listening to music and going to shows. He's done a TON for the Columbus music community. But, quite frankly, I think that no matter how knowledgeable he is, he's a little too old for the gig ... I don't think he connects with the 20 - 30 year old crowd. And the polka music (or whatever it is) that plays during the beginning of "Invisible Hits" is ridiculous. If I was just flipping through the stations and heard that I'd think it's a station that my grandparents should be listening to.
What it comes down to is that Atomic Ned should be the program director and on-air talent. That way, nobody would have anything to bitch about because I'd play only good music.